Toronto, Jan. 20, 2000 - Hummingbird Communications Ltd., a world-leading enterprise software company, announced the first enterprise information portal for the Linux environment. Building on core Hummingbird technologies, the Hummingbird EIP provides a single point of access to all business-critical information and resources including structured and unstructured enterprise data. Beyond access, the Hummingbird EIP works by connecting users to content in context, enabling them to quickly process, filter and act upon information from any enterprise source.

"We are very pleased to be the first software company to offer an enterprise information portal for the Linux operating system, greatly enhancing our already strong commitment to the fastest growing server platform, " said Barry Litwin, president of Hummingbird. "We believe Linux will be the platform of choice for many enterprise information portal implementations, both for corporate intranets and in the burgeoning application service provider (ASP) space, a key market accelerator for e-business."

The Hummingbird EIP offers a range of features that include: unified search, e-Clip plug-in architecture, XML-based infrastructure, personalization and application integration. The Hummingbird EIP is available immediately. Enterprise pricing starts at US $100,000.

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